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Facts About Lead and Cadmium

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1 Facts
1.1 Interesting Facts
  • Galena mineral contains almost 87% of Lead metal in it, Galena is sulfide mineral.
  • The best available source of Lead metal today is by recycling automobile batteries.
  • Naturally occurring minor elements include Cadmium.
  • Cadmium is released into atmosphere to control volcanic eruption and forest fires.
  • It is used for electroplating of Steel for corrosion resistance.
  • It can absorb neutrons and used in nuclear reactor to control atomic fission.
1.2 Sources
Earth's crust, Found in Minerals, Mining, Ores of metals, Ores of Minerals
Found As a By-product, Found in Minerals, Mining
1.3 History
1.3.1 Who Discovered
Unknown
Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann and Friedrich Stromeyer
1.3.2 Discovery
In Middle Easterns (7000 BCE)
In 1817
1.4 Abundance
1.4.1 Abundance In Universe
Facts About Iron
1 * 10-6 %
Rank: 16 (Overall)
2 * 10-7 %
Rank: 22 (Overall)
Facts About Thallium
1.4.2 Abundance In Sun
Facts About Iron
~0.000001 %
Rank: 18 (Overall)
~0.0000006 %
Rank: 21 (Overall)
Facts About Beryllium
1.4.3 Abundance In Meteorites
Facts About Iron
0.00 %
Rank: 23 (Overall)
0.00 %
Rank: 31 (Overall)
Facts About Gold
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1.4.4 Abundance In Earth's Crust
Facts About Alu..
0.00 %
Rank: 26 (Overall)
0.00 %
Rank: 46 (Overall)
Facts About Radium
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1.4.5 Abundance In Oceans
Facts About Sod..
0.00 %
Rank: 22 (Overall)
0.00 %
Rank: 28 (Overall)
Facts About Protactinium
1.4.6 Abundance In Humans
Facts About Cal..
0.00 %
Rank: 8 (Overall)
0.00 %
Rank: 11 (Overall)
Facts About Radium
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